The inspiration! My husband's new tie!
OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, A England Galahad. These are two of THE most perfect shades ever for nail art. <3
|OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. LOVE.|
For this design I started with base coat and 2 coats of MBSW. Then cut sections of striping tape and painstakingly apply and re-apply until they look right and even. I did all the bottom ones going in the same direction first, then a second round of strips on top, perpendicular to the first lines. Make sure the tape is pressed securely onto clean DRY nail! Paint over the whole nail with an opaque polish. Galahad is perfect for this. Then lift each strip carefully, starting with the ones you laid on top first. Then remove the bottom strips.
I always do one nail at a time, because the tape can get in the way if you tape up all your fingers first. Be super careful, obviously, to not smudge all your hard work while getting the other nails done.
This image shows after I painted over the strips, and already removed the top layer.
Mostly done! This is what it looked like before I added the dots! I let this dry a bit then added dots with my dotting tool to each corner and finished with Seche Vite.
I'm really thrilled with how these look as you can see by the abundance of photos!! I actually narrowed this down from 71 pics. I figured that would be a little over kill :P I somehow managed to do my other hand too, and it came out just as nice! People I came across could not believe these weren't nail stickers!
Here's a list of what's next!!
Check out all the other awesome ladies doing this challenge with me!! -- If I have forgotten to add you, please let me know and I will fix it!!
As always, thanks for reading!! See you next time :D